Good Hotel Guide Review
A 300-year history of hosting weary travellers backs this characterful country pub. Over the past 17 years, Michael and Sasha Ibbotson have continued that tradition, with ‘good-quality, excellent-value dining and accommodation’ in the ‘friendly’ inn and adjacent farm cottages. ‘Even on two cold January nights, it was busy.’ Eat in the flagstone-floored dining areas or the all-weather garden room. British pub classics and daily specials feature on the blackboard menus. ‘The food is excellent, with an interesting and varied choice.’ Modern, country-style bedrooms (some small) have a large bed, pretty fabrics, exposed beams; a spacious studio has sofas, a kitchen, an honesty bar and a private balcony with views across the Vale of York. Walks from the door; walking guides available. 3 bars, restaurant, private dining room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. Background music. Function facilities. 1-acre grounds. Parking. Children (special menu, high chairs) and dogs (in public areas, some bedrooms) welcomed. 3 miles E of Easingwold. Convenient for Park-and-Ride into York. 6 bedrooms (1 suite, accessed via external stairs; 5 in converted farm cottages; 2 on ground floor), plus 3-bedroom self-catering cottage in village. Per room B&B £120–£150. Dinner £30.